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Catholic school student writes 127-page report on why same-sex marriage is ‘fabulous’

Catholic school student writes 127-page report on why same-sex marriage is ‘fabulous’

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Most high schoolers grumble at the thought of writing an essay.

But a bisexual high schooler from Missouri tasked with defending the Catholic church’s stance on same-sex marriage took the opportunity to write a 127-page manifesto on why gay marriage is ‘fabulous’ instead.

I go to a Catholic high school, and they wanted me to write a paper on why gay marriage is "wrong and dangerous", so instead I wrote this 127 page paper. from lgbt

The 11th grader wrote in a post that students were supposed to write about a ‘moral dilemma,’ provide objections to the church’s stance, but ultimately prove the ‘church’s position is right.’

However, the student felt motivated to write something else after a class discussion covered the topic of same-sex marriage.

During the debate, averagesmurf spoke about ‘how the bible isn’t a condemnation of homosexuality and in all ways affirms love rather than hate and how god doesn’t make mistakes when he makes us, we are who we are.’

While their teacher rebutted with the church’s stance on the issue, the Reddit user’s classmates chose their winner through claps and cheers.

‘Many of them applauded me,’ the student said. ‘It was amazing to see in a catholic high school in rural Missouri.’

That was enough to inspire averagesmurf’s extra-long essay, the last paragraph of which reads: ‘God created you, and he made no mistakes, God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes:

‘For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected’ (1 Tim. 4.4-5). Marriage is not between man and woman, marriage is between love and love. Love is not wrong, love is not a mistake, love is not an abomination, love is just love.’

The high schooler responded to shock and surprise at the length of the report, which has been shared on Google Docs, saying: ‘The paper is, more or less, a presentation of research done by lots of people and drawing conclusions, it’s nothing overly groundbreaking.’

But another Reddit user aptly acknowledged the teen’s forward thinking — despite what the school’s school staff may teach — by posting a quote from Sir Isaac Newton: ‘If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’